Category Archives: Health

How Witches’ Brews Helped Bring Modern Drugs to Market

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Author: Smithsonian

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There’s no more iconic image of witchcraft that that conjured by Shakespeare in the opening act of Macbeth. Every Halloween we revisit the fictional trope of witches stirring cauldrons full of colorful ingredients: venomous toads, animal tongues, a dead man’s toes. While the Bard tapped into a real fear of...

How Tripping On Mushrooms Changes The Brain

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Author: Business Insider

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Tripping on magic mushrooms may actually free the mind, a new study says. The compounds in the (illegal) mushrooms change the way the brain works. New research suggests that psilocybin, the main psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms, sprouts new links across previously disconnected brain regions, temporarily altering the brain's entire...

Australia Shuts Borders To Ebola-Affected Countries

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Author: SMHcom

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Australia has temporarily closed its borders to people from Ebola-affected west African nations as it steps up the nation's defences against the virus. Immigration Minister Scott Morrison told parliament on Monday Australia had suspended its immigration program, including its humanitarian intake, from Ebola-affected countries including Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea....

GMO Farming Poisoning The World’s Drinking Water?

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Author: The Mind Unleashed

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In a groundbreaking study published in the journal Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry last year, evidence surfaced that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the Monsanto’s patented herbicide Roundup, is flowing freely into the groundwater in areas where it is being applied.1 The researchers found that 41% of the 140 groundwater samples taken from Catalonia...

Cocoa Can Help to Slow and Reverse Age-Related Memory Loss

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Author: The Independent

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Cocoa can help to slow and even reverse age-related memory loss, according to a study pointing to the previously unknown mental benefits of the chocolate ingredient. Scientists believe that flavanols, the antioxidants inside cocoa beans, can give people in their sixties the memory of a “typical 30 or 40-year-old”. The...

6 Ways To Avoid Genetically Modified Foods In Your Shopping Bag

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Author: Medical Daily

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In a growing health-conscious society, more consumers are putting the pressure on food manufacturers to publicly disclose the ingredients used in their products. Fast food giants like Subway and McDonald’s are among some of America’s food corporations that have recently come under attack for using ingredients that pose health risks...

Why New York’s Ebola Case Will Hurt Infected Patients Everywhere

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Author: Dayli Beast

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Craig Spencer wanted to inspire other doctors to go fight the outbreak in West Africa. Instead, they may be scared away—right when they’re needed most. Just before arriving in the Ebola-torn nation of Guinea, 33-year-old Craig Spencer posted a picture of himself on Facebook smiling in a yellow hazmat suit,...

5 Things About Honey

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Author: Dr. Mercola

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Honey has been valued as a natural sweetener long before sugar became widely available in the 16th century. Honey production flourished in ancient Greece and Sicily, for instance, while animals other than humans – bears, badgers, and more – have long raided honeybee hives, risking stings for the sweet reward....

Is The US Government The Master Criminal Of Our Time?

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Author: Paul Craig Roberts

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As I read this notice from ClinicalTrials.gov, a service of the US National Institutes of Health, the US Government and Pharmaceutical corporations have been conducting ebola tests on humans: Link This is official confirmation of Dr. Boyle and Dr. Broderick’s reports that the US government has conducted ebola experiments. Perhaps the vaccine...

Every 8 Minutes A Parent Messes Up Their Kids’ Meds

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While medications prescribed for children are generally considered safe when taken as instructed, there is still some risk involved with taking any medicine whether it is prescribed by a physician or over-the-counter. A recent study conducted by the Nationwide Children’s Hospital has revealed that around 63,000 children under the age...

Scientists Analyzed The Pathogens In New York City’s Rats…

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Author: Business Insider

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Everyone who's ever used a New York City subway knows that they're teeming with rats, and that said rats are, almost by definition, disgusting. But no one had quantified just how disgusting they are ... until now. A team of scientists at Columbia University trapped 133 Norway rats — Rattus...

When Your Partner Has Difficulty Expressing Emotion

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Author: Psych Central

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When partners aren’t able to express their emotions, it can erode the relationship. Emotions give us important information that we can use to better understand our needs, priorities and limits. We can use emotions to set boundaries and make decisions. “If you’re not authentically experiencing, expressing, and learning from your...